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  • 10/9/2012

Turkey attack on Syria to lead to security crisis for Ankara: Iran MP

turkish soldiers stand guard in akcakale near the turkish-syria border in southern sanliurfa province, october 4, 2012

A senior Iranian lawmaker says Turkey will be hit by a “security crisis”‌ within its borders if the country launches a cross-border military operation against Syria.

On October 4, the Turkish parliament approved a motion that authorizes military operations outside the country's borders "when deemed necessary."

The one-year mandate authorizes military operations in Syria if the Turkish government deems them necessary.

“It is not a wise measure for the parliament of a country to devise measures for war on [its] borders,”‌ said Deputy Head of Iran's Majlis Committee of National Security and Foreign Policy Ahmad Reza Dastgheib.

In case of launching a war against Syria, Dastgheib added, “Turkey will not only face problems within its borders but will also encounter a security crisis in the country in the future.”‌

The Iranian lawmaker urged the Turkish officials to find a solution for the country’s security and ethnic problems rather than meddle in the internal affairs of Syria and other countries.

On Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on his nation to be prepared for a possible war with neighboring Syria if necessary.

Several Syrian soldiers were reportedly killed in an attack by Turkish forces on a military post near the border town of Tel Abyad early Thursday.

The exact number of the Syrian soldiers killed in the attack has not been reported.

Turkey’s attack came after a Syrian mortar hit the southeastern Turkish town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa Province on Wednesday, killing five people and wounding at least 10 others.

Syria said it had started an investigation into the cause of the incident that led to the landing of the mortar in Turkey.

Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoabi sent a message of condolence to the Turkish people and the families of the victims late on Wednesday, stating that Damascus respects the sovereignty of its neighbors and wants its own sovereignty to be respected in return.

Source: presstv.com

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